Ayman al-Zawahiri’s daughter, son-in-law ‘arrested from Karachi’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani security forces and intelligence agencies have reportedly arrested multiple high profile al-Qaeda operatives in an intelligence-based operation in the Sindh capital.

The UK-based organisation Islamic Theology of Counter-Terrorism (ITCT) reports that Umar Jalal Kathio, the son-in-law of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, was among the multiple al-Qaeda operatives arrested from Karachi a few days ago.

Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaeda terrorist group, is listed among the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists with a $5 million reward on his head.

His son-in-law also served as Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguard and driver. Kathio and his wife have reportedly been shifted to an undisclosed location.

The reported arrests come a day after US President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan for what he said ‘doing nothing for the US’ and alleged that the country sheltered Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for years.

Trump, in an interview, said that people in Pakistan knew the top terrorist leader was living there. “But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there,” he told Fox News.
On Monday, in a series of tweets, Pakistan’s prime minister responded that Pakistan had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123 billion in the “US War on Terror” that followed 9/11, despite the fact that no Pakistanis were involved in the attacks.

Imran Khan maintains the US has only provided a “miniscule” $20 billion in aid.
WebPaki could not immediately verify this report. This story will be updated in case of new information.